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If you are the primary breadwinner then it is possible that you will not be able to get any alimony in the event of a divorce. It may be just the opposite, you may have to pay him some alimony.
Alimony in Connecticut will be based on the following factors:
(1) The length of the marriage,
(2) The causes for the dissolution of the marriage,
(3) The age, health, station, occupation, amount and sources of income, vocational skills, employability, estate and needs of each of the parties,
(4) The property division which the court might make, and
(5) In the case of a parent to whom the custody of minor children has been awarded, the desirability of such parent's securing employment.
If either of you can show that you are in need of alimony due to the above factors, specifically those in (3), being present then the court will be allowed to award alimony.
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